dr. daniel jaffe

Jane and Roland Blumberg Centennial Professor in Astronomy

Daniel Jaffe

Vice President for Research

Infrared spectroscopy of young stars, protostars, young planetary systems, and star forming clouds; physics of the dense interstellar medium; observations of young brown dwarfs. Instrumentation for infrared spectroscopy. Fabrication of diffractive devices for ground and space based spectroscopy of astronomical objects and greenhouse gases in the Earth's atmosphere.

ADS | astro-ph

CV [pdf]


Dr. Cynthia Brooks: Research Engineer, Grating Program Lead; Michelle Grigas: Process Technician, Grating Program; Dan Jaffe: PI; Amanda Turbyfill: Undergrad Research Assistant, Grating Program; Dr. Michael Pavel: Postdoctoral Fellow, IGRINS Commissioning Scientist; Michael Gully-Santiago: PhD Candidate, Grating Program and Young Brown Dwarfs; Peter Hill (not shown): Graduate Research Assistant, IGRINS Integration;

Group Areas

Interstellar, HII Regions & Planetary Nebulae, Star Formation & Protoplanetary Disks, Spitzer Legacy Project: c2d, Instrumentation & Device Development, EXES: mid-IR spectrograph, GMTNIRS, IGRINS, Micromachined Silicon Diffractive Optics


The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Astronomy

RLM 16.342

Austin, TX 78712

(512) 471-2877



AST 351: Astronomical Instrumentation (Spring 2015)
AST 392J: Astronomical Instrumentation (Spring 2015)
AST 383L: Cosmos Seminar (Spring 2015)
AST 301: Introduction to Astronomy (Spring 2014)
AST 398T: Supervised Teaching in Astronomy (Fall 2009)
AST 393S: Seminar in Interstellar Matter (Spring 2009)
AST 307: Introductory Astronomy (Spring 2008)
AST 104: Undergrad Astronomy Seminar (Fall 2007)
AST 101L: Astronomy Discovery Lab (Fall 2006)
AST 352K: Stellar Astronomy (Fall 2005)
AST 152M: Stellar Astronomy Lab (Fall 2005)
AST 309: Invisible Universe
AST 302: Self-Paced Introduction to Astronomy


B.A., Harvard University, 1975
M.A., Harvard University, 1978
Ph.D., Harvard University, 1981


1989 Packard Foundation Fellowship